Jeffrey Kaplan

Dissertation Fellow

Jeffrey Kaplan’s work concerns the central problem in philosophy of law for the last century: how can human-made law have authority? Rather than offer a straightforward solution, Kaplan shows that the problem results from an ambiguity in the notion of authority. Resolving the ambiguity has broad implications for similar problems in the study of language and other social practices, such as games and etiquette.

2017– 18 Irving and Jean Stone Fellow